Gotthard Kettler

1517 - 1587

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Gotthard Kettler, Duke of Courland (also Godert, Ketteler, German: Gotthard Kettler, Herzog von Kurland; 2 February 1517 – 17 May 1587) was the last Master of the Livonian Order and the first Duke of Courland and Semigallia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gotthard Kettler has received more than 82,902 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gotthard Kettler is the 2,917th most popular politician (down from 2,859th in 2019), the 785th most popular biography from Germany (up from 797th in 2019) and the 230th most popular Politician.

Gottard Kettler is most famous for being the Duke of Courland and Semigallia. He was born in 1558 and died in 1616.

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Among politicians, Gotthard Kettler ranks 2,917 out of 15,577Before him are Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Apries, Frederick II, Duke of Austria, John Hyrcanus, Emperor Suinin, and Philippe, Chevalier de Lorraine. After him are Krum, Stephen II of Hungary, Nigel Farage, Parashurama, Konrad Henlein, and Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah.

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Among people born in 1517, Gotthard Kettler ranks 1After him are Emperor Ōgimachi, Gioseffo Zarlino, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Li Shizhen, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, Pierre Belon, Rembert Dodoens, Peter Ernst I von Mansfeld-Vorderort, Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and Jacques Pelletier du Mans. Among people deceased in 1587, Gotthard Kettler ranks 4Before him are Mary, Queen of Scots, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Occhiali. After him are Bianca Cappello, Felix of Cantalice, Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Hai Rui, Francisco Hernández de Toledo, John Foxe, Ōmura Sumitada, and Juraj Drašković.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gotthard Kettler ranks 785 out of 6,142Before him are Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720), Magda Schneider (1909), Richard Baer (1911), Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1504), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), and Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414). After him are Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), Hans Fallada (1893), Maria Barbara Bach (1684), Wolfgang Schäuble (1942), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), and Franz Joseph Gall (1758).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Gotthard Kettler ranks 230Before him are Herschel Grynszpan (1921), Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412), Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807), Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261), Richard Baer (1911), and Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1504). After him are Wolfgang Schäuble (1942), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), Gudrun Burwitz (1929), Agnes of Merania (1175), Gustav Radbruch (1878), and Albert V, Duke of Bavaria (1528).